Quaker Quarterly Meeting - marriage certificates (PRO RG6/1379)

8.6.1688 (Friday 8 June 1688)

document 9900899

whereas Sam Clarke of Coggeshall Magna in the county of Essex and Sarah Ludgater of the same town and county aforesaid did propound their intentions of marriage at two several meetings of the people of god called quakers in Earls Colne and Halsted in the county aforesaid and the meetings having made inquiry concerning them and finding (them) clear and free from all other persons and nothing appearing to hinder their said intentions of marriage the said meetings gave their consent in the matter these are to certify all whom it doth or may concern that for the full accomplishment of their said intentions of marriage the said Sam Clarke and Sarah Ludgater aforesaid did come into our public meeting house in Coggeshall Magna upon the 8.6.1688 and in a public assembly then and there met in our presence did signify their then taking each other in marriage pronouncing these words following with an audible voice viz the said Sam Clarke taking the said Sarah Ludgater by the hand said friends and people ye are my witnesses that I take Sarah Ludgater to be my wife promising by the lord's assistance to be unto her a faithful and loving husband until the lord shall please to separate us by death then the said Sarah Ludgater (taking him) by the hand said friends I Sarah Ludgater take Sam Clarke to be my husband promising to be unto him a loving and tender wife until the lord shall please to separate us by death and for the better confirmation of this their said marriage the parties above named have first subscribed their own names and we who were then and there present are w itnesses that they were so married Sam Clarke Sarah Clarke Robt Ludgater sen Geo Clarke Robt Ludgater jun Jn Ludgater Wm Ludgater Jn Fryitt Jn Mainard Robt Adams Jn Clarke Robt Yardly Wm Lundon Jas London Jn Jenkins Rich Pemberton Frances Clarke sen Hester Clarke Eliz Evens Hannah Fryitt Sarah Ludgater Mary Adams Ann Drywood Sarah Pemberton Rebecca Ludgater Frances Clarke Eliz Evens Mary Evens Alice Clarke Margt Clarke Mary Purcas Kath Wright Edw Mines etc